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Firefighter

A slang term for a person who solves problems as they arise. The term connotes the idea that the firefighter is distracted from dealing with larger issues because minor problems prevent him/her from doing so.
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Caption: Frankenmuth Mutual Fire Company staff pose in front of the Fechter Hardware building, where the company rented office space in the 1940s.
Upper Mountain Fire Company provides fire protection, technical rescue and emergency medical services to residents and businesses in the Town of Lewiston.
The Earl of Wessex visited St Thomas' Church, Neath, to receive the bell on behalf of the British and Commonwealth Fire Company Foundation of Chile, of which he is an honorary member.
In addition, CSC Spencer also received a certificate of heroism from the Gales Ferry Fire Company, which also named him an honorary Gales Ferry firefighter.
The firefighters at Delta-Cardiff Fire Company do not believe themselves to be heroic, but to the people of Peach Bottom Township, heroes they are.
Czapka serves as Assistant Chief for Fire Company #3 in Wayne, New Jersey.
Many Whiteaker area residents and business people had become alarmed during the past couple of weeks as the union distributed fliers and bought newspaper ads that said the department was planning to close a fire company at the station.
In Pennsylvania, Silberline president and CEO Lisa Jane Scheller, along with director, global automotive marketing, Tony Reed, and staffers, lined the Mary-D Fire company sports complex with 65 sugar maple trees, with assistance from the Schuylkill conservation district, Schuylkill Township, and a team of Little Leaguers who play baseball on the field.
Salka has spent 29 years in the FDNY and is currently serving as a battalion chief, and he provides this fire company guide to company officers who need to compare operations and training in rural, suburban and urban settings.
The two-ton, 14ft high cross sits on a concrete base shaped like the Pentagon at the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Company in Pennsylvania, just a few miles from where the hijacked plane crashed into a field.
Americans United received calls from area residents after media accounts detailed how members of the Jackson Mills Fire Company transported the statue, known as "Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin," to New York City for a Sept.